Tag Archives: Senate Armed Services Committee

Ronald Moultrie, Mike McCord Announced as Nominees for DOD Intell, Comptroller Roles

Pentagon

President Biden intends to nominate former government officials Ronald Moultrie and Mike McCord to the roles of undersecretary for intelligence and security at the Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD undersecretary (comptroller), respectively. Moultrie is president and CEO of Oceanus Security Strategies. McCord currently serves as director of civil-military programs at the Stennis Center for Public Service.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone: Cybercom-NSA Partnership Helped Counter Foreign Election Interference

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said Cybercom’s partnership with NSA plays a key role in protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. Gen. Nakasone said Cybercom carried out more than 2,000 operations to protect the 2020 elections against foreign interference

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Adm. Davidson Requests Funding for MPE to Advance Pacific Geopolitical Strategy

Adm. Philip Davidson

Admiral Philip Davidson, commanding general of the Indo-Pacific Command, emphasized before the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Wednesday that the funding Mission Partner Environment (MPE) is a critical element of geo-political strategy to hinder adversarial military interests. The MPE will allow Allied partner nations to link into U.S. military systems and communications.

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Kathleen Hicks Directs Analysis of Defense Programs in Trump’s FY 2022 Budget

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, is directing the Pentagon to reassess the Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2022. Hicks told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Trump administration's FY22 blueprint includes items that “require further analysis to validate the numbers."

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SAIC Names John Bonsell as SVP of Government Affairs; Nazzic Keene Quoted

SAIC

John Bonsell has rejoined Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) as senior vice president of Government Affairs, effective immediately. In his new role, Bonsell will lead the business unit to support SAIC’s strategic objectives. John will continue to push SAIC further in meeting our customers’ needs as they navigate their digital transformation journeys,” said SAIC CEO and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, Nazzic Keene.

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Sens. Jack Reed, Jim Inhofe Announce Senate Armed Services Committee Subpanel Assignments

Capitol Hill

Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Chairman Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., ranking member of the Senate panel, have announced the leaders and members of seven SASC subcommittees for the 117th Congress. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., will chair the 12-member subcommittee on airland responsible for Army and Air Force planning and operations policy and programs.

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DSA Names Gibson Le Boeuf to Federal Advisory Board of Directors

Data Systems Analysts

Data Systems Analysts (DSA) has appointed Gibson Le Boeuf to the company’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB). Le Boeuf currently serves as president of GGL International, where he provides consulting services to domestic and international governments, private industry and academia on defense related matters. Le Boeuf has more than 34 years' experience in marine, naval architecture and mechanical engineering disciplines, including acquisition of major complex weapons systems.

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Deputy DOD Secretary Nominee Kathleen Hicks on Plans for JAIC’s AI Implementation Efforts

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's nominee for deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), outlined her plans for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) during her confirmation hearing this week. JAIC will fall under Hicks’ oversight if she receives Senate confirmation for the deputy secretary role. Hicks holds memberships at the Aerospace Corp.’s board of trustees and the U.S. Naval institute’s board of directors.

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Sen. Jack Reed Poised to Lead Senate Armed Services Committee

Sen. Jack Reed

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., will assume leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee once U.S. senators hammer out a power-sharing arrangement between the Democratic and Republican members of an evenly divided Senate. Reed will succeed Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and lead hearings the panel will hold to gather information about President Joe Biden's nominees for Department of Defense leadership positions.

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Senate Confirms Gen. Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Senate has confirmed Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense in a 93-2 vote on Friday. President Biden said that Austin has “intimate knowledge of the Department of Defense,” which will support Biden's defense initiatives. His confirmation follows Congress' approval of the waiver to facilitate Austin’s confirmation on Thursday. 

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